Anxiety in the workplace is a serious and epidemic problem and one that takes on many forms. We often praise someone as a perfectionist when he or she is a careful and detail-oriented worker, but in fact perfectionistic inclinations in our very fallible world often lead to paralysing anxiety on the job. Combine fear of failure and a tendency to procrastinate with perfectionism and you have a recipe for a nerve-wracking and joyless workday. But, anxiety on the job can be overcome with the right advice. In this book, a psychologist who is also a seasoned businesswoman offers tips for transforming workplace anxiety in productivity-promoting peace of mind. Readers begin by learning how anxiety develops in the workplace. Then they find out what they can do about it: with a series of exercises, self-evaluations and worksheets, readers can learn to use basic cognitive behavioural techniques to decrease feelings of anxiety and build confidence, focus and career success.
Larina Kase, Psy.D., MBA, is a psychologist and career coach specialising in the reduction of anxiety and stress in the workplace. As a coach, she helps executives from companies such as Intel, Verizon, and Ernst and Young to overcome workplace worries and excel in their jobs.